Dan Brown's newest novel, The Lost Symbol, will not be released to the public until September. It is expected to have "Harry Potter like numbers" for the initial release and publishers have ordered more than ten million copies to be printed for this sequel to The Da Vinci Code.
Reporters from this publication have managed to obtain notes used by Dan Brown in writing the novel (they were found in the dumpster of a Boston hotel). From those notes, the following plot secrets and information about the book were obtained:
Just as The Da Vinci Code mostly took place in religious monuments and historical sites in Paris and London and Angels and Demons takes place in in the same in Rome, this book will take place in sites of similar significance in Jerusalem.
The novel will open with Dr. Robert Langdon and his new bride Sophie Neveu (the descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene from The Da Vinci Code) on their honeymoon visiting historical sites in Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
In an opening scene, Langdon is killed in a suicide bomber attack near the Wailing Wall. Sophie uses her powers to raise him from the dead (causing a group of fundamentalist Jews to capture her and Langdon).
When Langdon is identified, the captors enlist their aid to find the treasures from the Holy of Holies in the temple. A clue to their location was discovered by an excavation inside of Hadrian's Well.
The adventure will take Langdon and Sophie to The Dome of the Rock (a Moslem Mosque on the temple mount and directly on top of the site of the actual Holy of Holies). They will also find clues in the cave that contained the wine press/olive press at The Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha, The tomb of Lazuras at Bethany, and Herod's palace.
In one chapter, Sophie gets a group of Moslem captors drunk by turning their water into wine. In another, she restores the sight to Langdon (who is blinded in a grenade explosion).
The end of the story will find them atop the Herodian fortress of Masada, where Langdon must decide whether or not to reveal the actual location of the treasures.
More plot secrets will be revealed as they are translated, as the discovered notes were actually written in ancient Aramaic.